I spent the last weekend at Harvard University competing in a swim meet with my team from New York. The meet was by far the biggest one that I have ever been to; we saw man teams coming from all over the northeast region of the States.
Harvard scoreboard and its records from the swim team.
Left Picture (from the left): Jon, Chris, Dennis, and me.
Right Picture (from the left): Eric, Chrissy, Michael, John, me, JJ (below me), and Kevin.
Left: Shawn, one of our coaches, was putting together our relay teams.
Right: Hanna doing some reading to kill some time before kicking butt in the water.
My first event of day 1: 100 freestyle. I (lane 2 with blue bodysuit) had a great start, but I wasn’t very smooth with my turns. My time was 1:21, which beat my seed time (1:30).
Eric, one of our best swimmers (and he taught himself how to swim), blew by everyone in 100 meter freestyle. His time was 51:72.
Chris, who uses his size and power to his advantage, came in on top of his heat. His time was 57:59 in 100 freestyle.
Dennis, our butterfly specialist, finished the 200 butterfly in 2:47:75. He deserved a round of applause for doing one of the hardest races.
Not only did each swimmer post great individual times, but we also swam great as a team in many relay races. This was 200 Individual Medley Relay. From the left: Sayaka (backstroke), Hannah (breaststroke), Dennis (butterfly), Kevin (freestyle).
This was one of the fastest relay team, from the left: JJ, Jesse, Chrissy, and Eric. Their time was 1:54:82, ranked number 3 out of 12 teams in the mixed 18+ 200 yards medley relay.
Michael, who swam backstroke in our relays, clocked in 1:16:76 in 100 yards. Great job Mike!
Joel, one of our coaches, was swimming backstroke in his 200 individual medley. Joel has helped me to improve my stroke techniques since I joined the team a year ago. Thanks Joel!
Stay tuned for day-2 of Harvard Meet with the Bearcats!